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Reading is wonderful. It takes you places you’ve never been before, helps you learn facts about the world we live in, allows you to get to know fictional characters like they’re your friend, and gives you a robust vocabulary.

Reading is wonderful.

The Boosterthon Fun Run creative team designates character traits to learning or reading almost every single year in our character themes: “Take time to read.” “Leaders are learners.” “Ask great questions.” etc.

We love it when Boosterthon students get excited about reading, but what takes our excitement up another notch is knowing that our students’ parents, teachers, and principals read too. Modeling, it turns out, is a great way to get children to read more. When children see you reading all the time, they tend to model the behavior. Works for other things as well—both good and bad.

So, when one of our principals, Dr. Craig Barlow from Riverside Elementary in Suwanee, GA, shared his reading list from the last 18 months, we thought it would be great to pass it on, to introduce great books on education, leadership, and history. If you’re interested in any of these topics, adopt a few into your reading list for the year. Don’t have a 2012 reading list? Well, here’s a great place to start. Make 2012 a year where you’re often “caught reading” by your children.







The Boosterthon Fun Run is a fundraising company designed for America’s top schools. Since 2001, Boosterthon’s taught millions of students across the nation about the importance of fitness, leadership, and character while helping schools raise needed funds. To inquire how our unique fundraising program can help with your school’s fundraising needs, visit www.boosterthon.com/contact.

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